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Of investment in education: is Nigeria still Africa’s giant?

By Adekunle Adebajo For as far as most Nigerians can remember, this country has been proudlyreferred to astheGiant of Africa. This title was earned by virtue of her intimidating economy, her huge population and her big brother role during the years immediately following her independence from British rule. However, the country is fast losing the respect accorded […]

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EEUU: A group of Texas lawmakers wants to fix higher education funding — but it won’t be easy

EEUU/February 27, 2018/By: Shannon Najmabadi/ Source: http://www.oaoa.com After lawmakers last year failed to overhaul how the state funds its public colleges and universities, a special committee on Wednesday will begin a new attempt to review the complicated higher education finance system in Texas. Complaints have crescendoed about eroding government support for higher education. But at stake in […]

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EEUU: Arizona Legislature begins Monday with focus on education funding

EEUU/January 09, 2017/By: Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services/Source: http://tucson.com Gov. Doug Ducey kicks off the legislative session Monday with a call for more education funding — but not with the tax hikes that some say are necessary to provide truly adequate funding for schools. The governor said the state has made a “significant investment” in K-12 […]

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India: Fund allocation for school education could increase by up to 14% in Budget 2018-19

India/January, 03, 2018/ By : Himadri Ghosh/Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.in The government’s financial constraints will make it difficult for them to spend aggressively or increase budgetary allocation in a large way. The Budget for the fiscal year 2019 will be the last full budget that will be announced by the government before going in to poll in 2019. […]

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South African commission urges more education spending before ratings reviews

South African/November 14, 2017/By: Alexander Winning, Mfuneko Toyana/ Source: http://www.reuters.com South Africa should raise state spending on higher education by around a third to at least 1 percent of gross domestic product, a report commissioned by the presidency and released on Monday found. The recommendation by the commission appointed by President Jacob Zuma came as a senior Treasury […]

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EEUU: CEOs say county budget should focus on transportation, education

EEUU/October 31, 2017/Source: http://www.miamiherald.com This week’s question to the Miami Herald CEO Roundtable: In your opinion, what areas should commissioners focus on as they iron out the 2018 county budget? ========== The commissioners should focus on providing the necessary services to meet the needs of the county, while being fiscally responsible to minimize or avoid a tax […]

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Malaysia: Free education not practical’

Malaysia/October 31, 2017/Source: http://www.theborneopost.com Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh yesterday urged the public not to be influenced by the opposition’s promises of introducing free education in the country as this was not practical and difficult to implement. He said the opposition had always been trumpeting on offering free education and they should have  implemented […]

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